Review: The Witch Who Cried Wolf

The Witch Who Cried WolfTitle:  The Witch Who Cried Wolf
Series:  Cry Wolf (book 1)
Author:  Sarah Makela
Genre:  Paranormal
Published:  May 24, 2014
My Rating:  3 out of 5 stars
Source:  personal collection, owned

Cover Blurb:

Be careful what you wish for…

A potion gone wrong: Mia Brooks is a reluctant witch, with powers that she tries to hold in check. But when her magic gets mixed up, supernatural forces are unleashed and suddenly she’s being pursued by werewolves–that she didn’t even realize existed…

Hidden emotions: Ethan Parker, Mia’s brother’s best friend, is home from deployment for the holidays. Mia’s not only hiding from werewolves, she’s trying to keep her feelings for Ethan secret; it would be a disaster if he knew she’s been nursing a long-time crush…

The power of love: Things take a terrifying turn when Mia and Ethan are attacked by a werewolf. Ethan is amazed when Mia reveals her paranormal prowess as she tries to shield them from danger. But can she really protect them from the darkness that lurks? And how can he tell her that, for ages, he’s been denying what he really wants? Mia…

Read on for my thoughts on The Witch Who Cried Wolf.  No true spoilers, promise.

I wasn’t really sure what to expect for the first chapter or so. Background for the series, I believe – but I wasn’t expecting that much in a novella (or should I call this a serial?).

Because this is such a short read I’m not going to give any teasers, you have the basics of the novella in the cover blurb.

What I can tell you, without giving away spoilers, is that this is an interesting read – with a more complicated storyline than one would think at first glance.

Overall, I enjoyed the story. I might pick up the other stories in this serial/series. But I’m not feeling compelled to do so. It was a good story, I enjoyed it while I was reading it but I didn’t get too much of an attachment to any of the characters. And I feel badly about that, but I could end our relationship right here at this book and walk away with a good story told.

Not every book is going to be every person. I seem to be in the minority, but I liked this one – I just didn’t love it.

You can, on the date of this review, find this one in the Free Kindle Books at Amazon. I have no idea how long that free price is going to last.